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At some point, even a thing I loved turned into a major trigger for my anxiety disorders.

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While most people are looking forward to it, “normal” fills me with dread.

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2020 is the perfect year to pare down

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History is the collective story we weave from as many — or as few — perspectives as we see fit.

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Trump plans to create a “National Commission to Promote Patriotic Education.”

What is education?

I often hear about how “most” people are good. Moral. Compassionate.

In spite of my anxiety disorders — or because of them.

Times of true, external crisis are when I shine.

But, while technologies change rapidly, human nature barely changes at all.

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If anything it should stand as testament to why we need to take COVID-19 seriously.

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But, hey, it did leave me with debilitating anxiety!

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When things don’t go as expected, that is when I struggle with my anxieties the most.

Elizabeth Joyce

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